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. >> there are reports that the president did know that angela merkel's cell phone was being tapped. >> talk about a confounding story in terms of not understanding the concept as to why we would do this. why it would go unknown by the president if it was. david ignatius can you put this in perspective and snowden's role. is he still such a menace or is he revealing things we need to know? >> first about nsa collection, it seems increasingly clear if nsa could collect a signal it would. and just add to this ever greater pile of data. analysts couldn't possibly have gone through and made sense of all the signals that they had access to. in terms of spying on the world leaders, the 35 world leaders which is the latest thing that's riled the europeans and people all over the world, it's hard to imagine, if you captured something of interest from angela merkel's cell phone that reference to that wouldn't end up in the president's daily brief. may not say obtained through surveillance of her cell phone but the intelligence would be there otherwise why would you have it? snowden revelations, just keep r
be totally unacceptable. >> al, thanks so much. let's go over to germany. chancellor angela merkel wanted to know directly from the president whether her own personal phone was tapped. diana magnate is in berlin. the chancellor did say the trust between the united states and europe has to be, in her words, re-established. what does she mean by that? how does that happen and what are the german reactions to claims of being spied on by their mates? >> well, justice, the basis as the of any good political relationship. when she she's trust has been broken, you can see how angry she is. she was a woman who grew up in the former east germany and understands what living in a police state is like. she remembers how much the east german spy network disrupted the very basis of society. and so do so many germans, michael. that's why when she says and the german people say that it is not right to spy on friends, they're speaking from bitter experience. >> all right, diana magnay, thank you so much. the state department at least joining us there. we know one of the things that at least the white hous
chancellor angela merkel's personal phone, her cell phone, had also been bugged by the nsa after a direct, and i'm guessing kind of brusk call between the chancellor and president obama, the white house released a statement saying that the president "assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of chancellor merkel." is not and will not in the future. those are the key phrases here. so, we're not doing it now and we won't going forward, but did we in the past? >> has the united states monitored the chancellor's phone calls in the past? >> nedra, we are not going to publ publicly comment on every piece of policy and we have made clear that the united states gathers foreign intelligence of the type gathered by all nations. >> so, no comment on the past. we don't still do it, we won't do it again, but why were we doing it before, and who knew about it? the "wall street journal" reports now that the nsa was doing this basically on their own? the white house cut off some monitoring programs after learning of them, including the one tra
on german chancellor angela merkel, the white house claims they did not know about it. a senior official backs it up. another official says he was briefed on what the details of the nsa were doing, even if he didn't know the phone was tapped. and dianne feinstein weighed in with this. i am quoting now. it is my understanding that president obama was not aware that chancellor merkel's communications were being collected since 1992. that was a big problem. she also says she was not briefed either and is calling for a review of the white house programs. our chief national security correspondent jim sciutto is joining us, jim, a tough statement from dianne feinstein, what is the white house's reaction? >> well, the white house's reaction is that the senator is correct, the president did not know about this foreign surveillance program aimed at world leaders. but they are taking issue, wolf, with one thing that the senator did say in that statement. and that is that these collection activities aimed at foreign leaders will not continue. i talked to a senior administration official who said th
with the foreign minister of germany, guido vestivale who said in relationship to the tapping of angela merkel's phone. you can't catch terrorists by tapping your friend's phones and laid down the thesis that yes, there are legitimate areas of espionage, yes, we have to find the bad guys, but it doesn't mean to say we can't find some kind of balance vis-a-vis all our citizens and all of those people who think that they're being tapped in and for which we find this unacceptable. so that's the debate that's going on in europe right now. whether it's in germany and spain or other places. having said that, they all know very well that there is a big link of intelligence-sharing and you know, between each other and with the nsa. >> do they, do they, how do they see snowden? do they think of him as a traitor? do they think he has provided some sort of public service to the world by revealing these kind of, the methods that the u.s. gets its information, its intelligence, sensitive intelligence? >> it fends on who you speak to. obviously the united states calls him a traitor and says what he's done i
of the chancellor of germany, angela merkel, ever since 2010, but that president obama knew about it. the nsa hitting back, trashing the report with this statement, saying, general alexander did not discuss with president obama in 2010 this alleged foreign intelligence operation involving german chancellor merkel. nor has he ever discussed alleged operations involving chancellor merkel. newsroom reports claiming otherwise are simply not true. germany may be in the spotlight, but that's one of just 30 countries. u.s. allies saying they're furious at the alleged extent of nsa surveillance on their turf. today, the u.s. ambassador to spain was called in for a dressing down by the spanish foreign minister. a spanish newspaper publishing a shocking number, 60. 6-0 million phone calls of average citizens intercepted by the nsa in the past year alone. so joining me now, christiane amanpour, cnn's chief international correspondent and a professor at princeton university. christiane to you, first, because the big pushback coming from this unidentified source, the wall street journal, saying the presid
to explain the reports that we we're listening in on german chancellor angela merkel's private phone calls. how the president answered right now. here's jim avila. >> reporter: the president and german chancellor in berlin just four months ago. did obama know american intelligence had been monitoring her phone calls as the two chatted amiably? >> how is it you didn't know about the cell phones being looked at or listened to and why you didn't know and who should have told you? >> jim, as i said i'm not here to talk about classified information. what i am confirming is the fact that we're undergoing and complete review of how our intelligence operates outside of the country. >> reporter: the "wall street journal" reporting that the u.s. was not only listening in on her calls but 34 other world leaders, setting up outrage across the globe. in an exclusive interview with abc news partner fusion today, president obama assured the american people that national security operations will only be used to protect them. >> their capacity is to continue to develop and expand and that's why i'm initiat
the president to explain the reports that we were listening in on german chancellor angela merkel's private phone calls. here's jim avila. >> reporter: the president and the german chancellor in better minute just four months ago. did obama know american intelligence has been monitoring her cell phone calls? the "wall street journal" reporting that the u.s. was not only listening in on her calls but 34 other world leaders setting up outrage across the globe. in on exclusive interview with fusion today, president obama assured the american people that national security operations will only be ud to protect them. >> their capacity is to continue to develop and expand and that's why i'm initiating a review to make sure that what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean they should be doing it. >> reporter: the president's comments come amid new complaints about allies. today spain added to the list of countries excusing u.s. intelligence of spying on its citizens, joining france, germany, brazil and mexico. a union delegation in washington today to complain that america has gone too far. >>
't shocked by angela merkel's phone being monitored? >> no. >> is this like the new tie tony blair was going to we're before he left his house? >> general can i ask you a question, is it surprising to you, does it raise questions when the president of the united states says he wasn't aware after this kind of under surveillance and monitoring was under way? should the president know or not know? what is your impression of that? >> i am kind of in the same place that senator colins was. you would have thought he would have known. on the other hand, i can imagine circumstances where he might not have known this specific or that specific. but your quote from like leiter in andrea's piece is inseissive. it is impossible for me to believe that the administration, the white house the nsc did not have knowledge of what was going on. after all, what was happening was done in response to specific requests for information they were making. >> oh, wow. general hayden, it's willie geist. so you say everybody does it and this is a natural thing between nation states. obviously, chance lor merkel was showi
can spy on chancellor merkel and somebody else makes the decision? >> he was not told that angela merkel's cell phone and communications were monerred to president -- >> who would make the decision. >> the head of the nsa. >> you think that's appropriate that they can make a decision to spy on chancellor merkel on their own? >> if you remember when the president became president he had to give up his blackberry. do you know why? >> that's weak. >> many people including our allies would be able to obtain the cell phone, obtain that nfrgs. >> so -- >> we are doing it, this they are doing it. >> i want the to know who is making the decision. >> it's out in the open. >> i don't have a b problem but he needs to take responsibility. >> go ahead. >> he needs to take responsibility. it's his administration, not anybody else's. this is the obama administration. it's his fault. if he didn't know he should be held accountable if he won't hold anyone else accountable. >> he apologized and you got on him for that. >> he get as lot of news about scandals from us in the news business. i am a com
of foreign countries including german chancellor angela merkel. senator feinstein saying she totally oppose to the collection of intelligence on leaders of u.s. allies. and that oversight must be strengthened. and that is tonight's speed read. >>> so, how many times you have heard president obama say. this. >> if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your health care plan. if you like your health your healthcare plan you can keep your healthcare plan. >> if you have got health insurance through your employer, you can keep your lelt insurance, keep your choice of doctor, keep your plan. >> if you like your healthcare plan you will be able to keep your healthcare plan, period. >> period. the president promising all americans they can keep their healthcare plan, period. well, now we are hearing a slightly different tune from david axelrod. >> most people are going to keep their own plan. the majority of people in this country, the vast majority of people in this country are keeping their plan. >> most. so what happened to all. that's what was promised. and white house press secretary jay
bush gave an unsolicited shoulder massage to german chancellor angela merkel? it was one of the more bizarre moments of the bush presidency, a moment that was pretty much seared into my brain. and i cannot be the only person in america who immediately thought back to that moment when i heard some of the most recent revelations about nsa surveillance. thanks to edward snowden, we now know the nsa monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders. that includes merkel, who is object sensibly a u.s. ally. merkel was reportedly livid about the surveillance and called president obama to register her displeasure. but the spying may have begun as far back as 2002, the early days of the bush administration, before merkel even became chancellor. and that timeline makes this clip from 2006 even creepier! i can't help but wonder if bush had gotten a tip from the nsa about how merkel mentioned on the phone she enjoyed the occasional back rub. here's the craziest part about this whole thing, it's not that we were tapping the german chancellor's phones, which is not necessarily that surprising
.s. was listening in on phone conversations of angela merkel and other allied leads. he didn't know about that presumably. those are two disturbing elements. you would think the president would know that kind of stuff and somebody didn't tell him. >> something went wrong some place. these are two separate issues. when it comes to surveilance and the whole methodology of how stuff is gathered overseas, that stuff sometimes the president knows and sometimes the president doesn't know the details. >> that kind of stuff he should know. >> we're now conflating the sa thing with this. this is different. this is disturbing. i think people don't understand. >> this is his signature issue. >> people have been a saying this for weeks. >> for decades politicians have been trying to get affordable health care for everyone. he finally did it. >> democratic politicians have. >> republican politicians too. >> part of what -- >> you initially liked that affordable health care for everyone back in the '80s. >> i still want affordable health care for everyone. i don't think this model, would. >> listen, if
chancellor angela merkel, they say. she's very happy with us these days. we listened in on her phone calls, you might have heard about that. and then there's the pope. the word is we were spying on them before this one actually became pope. and then there's president xi of china, the third most powerful person in the world. china is also quite unhappy. then there's president obama who used to be the most powerful person and this year only the second most powerful person. and he says he's upset about the spying. and look who is the most powerful person in all the world according to "forbes," putin. we did not have to spy on putin to see his greatest hits. for he makes them available to one and all. this is manly putin on a horse, shirtless, here's manly putin with a gun, again shirtless and in a field. here is manly putin with a shirt in camo-ish colors and a hat. big fish, did he catch it? i don't know. here's putin with a large animal and someone who looks like a cross between fidel and -- and here putin is in his olympic regalia hanging out with dogs, it would appear. very manly. here's
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